Limestone Coast region
Resident workers - Qualifications
50.0% of the male resident workers in the Limestone Coast region have qualifications, compared to 61.2% for South Australia.
Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.
The level of educational attainment for the Limestone Coast region's male resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:
- The age structure of the male resident workforce;
- The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
- The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
- The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.
Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of Limestone Coast region's local resident workers.
When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers qualifications|
|Limestone Coast region - Males||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||South Australia%||Number||%||South Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||1,327||8.3||21.9||1,234||7.5||19.1||+93||25001|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||904||5.6||8.9||801||4.9||7.9||+103||25002|
|Certificate I and II Level||245||1.5||1.2||257||1.6||1.2||-12||25005|
|Certificate III & IV Level||5,205||32.4||27.4||4,965||30.1||26.4||+240||25006|
|Certificate Level, nfd||350||2.2||1.8||258||1.6||1.4||+92||25007|
|Inadequately described or not stated||591||3.7||2.7||664||4.0||3.8||-73||25009|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the qualifications of the male resident workers in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a lower proportion of males holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 50.0% of the male resident workers held educational qualifications, and 46.4% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 36.1% respectively for South Australia.
The major differences between qualifications held by the male resident workers of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of male resident workers with No qualifications (46.4% compared to 36.1%)
- A larger percentage of male resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (32.4% compared to 27.4%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.3% compared to 21.9%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (5.6% compared to 8.9%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the male resident workers in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualifications (-852 males )
- Certificate III & IV Levels (+240 males )
- Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+103 males )
- Bachelor or Higher degrees (+93 males )